Apr 30, 2013

Sri B.V Sudhakur is the New Chief of AP Postal Circle

Sri B.V.Sudhakur,
(IPoS-1981Batch) is posted as Chief Postmaster General, A.P.Circle vide Directorate order dated 30.04.2013.

IP(A)SP Andhra welcomes the officer and wishes him success in the new assignment. 
Click here to view Directorate memo no 1-16/2013-SPG dated 30.04.2013.

Acceptence of Business from SAS Agents - SB Order no 6/2013

Change of Mode of Dispatch of outstation Cheques for Clearence - SB Order no 5/2013

Apr 26, 2013

Postmaster Grade I Examination 2013 - Schedule announced

Directorate has announced the schedule for conducting Limited Departmental Competitive Examination for promotion to the cadre of Postmaster Grade I for the year 2013 vide letter no A-34012/4/2012-DE dated 23.04.2013. The date of Examination is 30.06.2013(Sunday). The last date for receipt of applications from willing officials at their controlling units is 03.05.2013.

 To view the Directorate letter no A-34012/4/2012-DE dated 23.04.2013,
Click here to view page I.
Click here to view page II
Click here to view the Syllabus and Schedule of the Examination.

Promotions to JTS of IPoS Group A - List of 37 officers released

 Directorate has released the JTS Group A promotions and posting list today vide memo No. 4-5/2012-SPG dated 26.04.2013.
Total 37 officers are promoted to JTS. From A.P  circle, only one officer namely Sri S.V.Prasad, SPOs Gudur Dn has got promotion and also got allotment to AP Circle.
Click here to view the said Directoreate memo containing the list of officers promoted to JTS of IPoS Group A.

Click here to view the list of officers who got reallotments  in JTS/STS of  Group A.  

Supplementary DPC for promotion to the cadre of PS Gr. B for the year 2012-13

Directorate vide memo No. 9-23/2012-SPG (Pt.) dated 22/4/2013 has called for the  records  of 81 officers for convening the supplementary DPC for the promotion to the post of PS Gr. B for the year 2012-13.
 OC : Last candidate  : A. Karunanithi (Tamil Nadu) of 1989 batch
SC : Last candidate  : K. C. Velayudhan (Kerala) of 1990 batch.
ST : Last candidate : Ram Krishan (Himachal Pradesh) of 1990 batch
From AP Circle, records of the following two ASPs are called for.
1.C.Jayarami Reddy, ASP, Kurnool Region.
2.B.Mallikarjuna Sharma, ASP R.O. Kurnool. 
Click here to view the said Directorate memo containing the names of 81 ASPs.

Apr 25, 2013

Children Education Allowance - Clarification

Click here to view DOPT OM No. 12011/01/2013-Estt.(Allowances) dated 23.04.2013.

MOF released DA Orders

FedEx extends deal with US Postal Service for 7 years

FedEx says it signed a seven-year, $10.5 billion deal to keep hauling air mail for the US Postal Service. 
The deal calls for FedEx to carry Express Mail and Priority Mail between US airports. 
The new deal starts in October, replacing a contract set to expire in September. FedEx said it has been providing a similar service for 12 years. 
FedEx Corp. said Tuesday that the new contract gives the Postal Service flexibility to respond to future changes. The Postal Service is in a financial crunch and is restructuring its retail, delivery and mail processing operations. Since 2006 it has reduced annual costs by $15 billion, cut 193,000 workers and consolidated more than 200 mail processing locations.
Source:-The Times of India

Issues taken up with Directorate by the G.S of IP/ASP Association

Click here to view the letter sent by Sri Vilas Ingle, General Secretary of All India Association of IP/ASPs Association  to Secretary (Posts) regarding filling up of vacant posts of HSG-I (IP Line) cadre.

Click here to view the letter sent by G.S  to Secretary (Posts)  regarding Non implementation of MACP Scheme for Inspector Posts/Assistant Supdt. Posts cadre in true spirit.

Click here to view  the letter sent by G.S  to  Member (P) regarding Re-allotment of the surplus qualified Odisha Circle IPs working in West Bengal and Chhattisgarh Circles.

Apr 23, 2013

Promotions to the cadre of LSG(Accounts Line)

The following Accounts  line officials are promoted to the cadre of LSG Accountants with Grade pay of Rs 2800/- vide Circle Office, Hyderabad memo no ST/6-3(APMAccounts)DPC Dlgs/2012 dated 22.04.2013.

Sl no
Name of the Official
Present place of working
Region allotment on promotion to LSG
Date of effect of LSG promotion
T.V.Krishna rao
Accountant D.O VJA
K.Siva Rama Krishna
Accountant PSD VJA
Hyderabad GPO

Apr 21, 2013

Continuation of Adhoc arrangements in the cadre of HSG I

Click here to view Directorate letter no NO. 4-16/2002-SPB-II dated 16.04.2013 on the above subject matter.

Apr 19, 2013

Filling up the vacancies in HSG.I cadre in Post Offices and RMS Offices

Click here to view the  Directorate memo No. 04-44/2012-SPB-II dated 18th April, 2013 on the above subject matter.

Apr 18, 2013

Union Cabinet approved DA 8% w.e.f. 01.01.2013

The Union Cabinet today gave its approval to release an additional installment of Dearness Allowance (DA) to central government employees and Dearness Relief (DR) to pensioners with effect from 01.01.2013 at the rate of 8 % over the existing rate of 72 %.

Thus, the combined impact on the exchequer on account of both DA and DR would be of the order of Rs.8629.20 crore per annum and Rs. 10067.36 crore in the financial year 2013-14 (that is for a period of 14 months from January, 2013 to February, 2014).
Source : PIB

Reallotment to Home Circles in PS Group B cadre

Directorate has issued reallotments to the following 15 PS Group B officers to their Home circles vide Directorate memo no 9-22/2013-SPG dated 18.04.2013.

Honorarium to MTS/Group 'D' officials - Revision of Rates

Click here to view view DOPT Memo No. 17011/01/2011-Estt.(AL) dated 17.04.2013 on the above subject matter.

Apr 17, 2013

Issue of electronic Indian Postal Order (eIPO) through epost office Portal

Click here to view Postal B.D & Mktg Directorate OM no No.6-0412011-GB dated 22.03.2013 on the above subject matter.
The elPo facility at present is available for Indian citizens abroad.The applicant will have toget himself/herself registered at epost office portal to avail this facility to pay RTI fee.
Valid Indian Passport nurmber, address, date of birth, gender and mobile number will be captured at the time of registration.

Declaration of D.A - Not yet

The  decision on declaration of 8% Dearness Allowance wef 01.01.2013 not  taken on Tuesday as reported earlier, may be because of the foreign tour of  Finance Minister. It  will be declared only after the Finance Minister’s arrival. So the central government employees may have to wait for some more time to hear the announcement.

Apr 16, 2013

Implementation of suo motu disclosure under Section 4 of RTI Act, 2005 - Issue of guidelines

Click here to view Department of Personnel & Training OM No.1/6/2011-IR dated 15th April, 2013 on the above subject matter.

Examination for Direct Recruitment to the posts of Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant

Examination for Direct Recruitment to Postal Assistant/Sorting Assistant is scheduled to be held on 21.04.2013 Sunday from 10 hrs to 12 hrs in the following five postal circles selected under 1st phase. The Approved Outsourcing Agency  will conduct the  Examination.
The Examination for eligible Gramin Dak Sevaks (GDS) to fill up the unfilled vacancies of LGO Examination 2010 will also be held on the same day.
 Candidates attended late beyond 15 minutes of the scheduled time will not be allowed  to take the examination.   
Sl no
Name of the Circle
No of Cities in which Exam is conducting
Names of Cities in which Exam is conducting
Total no of Examination Venues
Total no of candidates attending the Exam
Andhra Pradesh
Hyderabad, Sec’bad, Kurnool,Vijayawada, Viskhapatnam
Ahmedabad, Rajkot, Vadodra
Bangalore, Dharwar, Mysore
Aurangabad,Pune, Nagpur, Panaji, Mumbai
Chennai, Coimbatore, Madurai,Tiruchurapalli, Puducherry

In AP Circle, 89,219 candidates are appearing for the examination, the details of  which are furnished below.

Sl no
Name of the City
No of Venues in each City
No of Candidates attending in each City


Model Questions & Answers for the PA/SA Direct Rectt Examination(Source:CHQ Blog)
Click here to view the questions and their answers on General Knowledge.
Cilck here to view the questions and their answers on  mathematics, reasoning etc.

Apr 15, 2013

Children Education Allowance - Clarification

Click here to view Postal Directorate orders No. 33-05/2013-PAP dated 10.04.2013 on the above subject matter.

Department's apathy ... Cadre's sufferings ...

One blog post published in Punjab Circle IP/ASP Association Blog in the name of Sri Hari Mohan, Ex CS IP/ASP Association Punjab Circle about  filing of CAT Cases on PS Group B and Sr Postmaster Examinations is reproduced below.

India Post & TCS to sign Rs 1,400 cr IT deal Today

IT major Tata Consultancy Services has bagged the Rs 1,400-crore project of India Post for computerising counter operations and the two parties will sign a pact on Monday, a top government official has said.The project is divided into two parts --two years for implementation and five years of maintenance.

Vacant sites of India Post will be developed under PPP (Public-Private partnership) mode - MoS

Union Minister of State for Communication and Technology Smt Dr Killi Kruparani on Friday said that post offices in the country would have a new look with the use of advance technology in day-to-day operations. She said that upgradation of the post offices was being done under ‘Project Arrow’ programme. She laid foundation stone for the construction of new post office with Rs.2 crore at Amudalavalasa.
Speaking on the occasion, the minister said that 2,000 vacant sites of the postal department will be developed under the public-private- partnership mode.

GPF and other similar funds carry interest rate of 8.7% per annum w.e.f. 1.4.2013

Click here to view Ministry of Finance (Department of Economic Affairs) F.NO. 5(1)-B(PD)/2013 dated 08.04.2013 (PUBLISHED IN PART I SECTION 1 OF GAZETTE OF INDIA)

Mumbai gets its first Mahila Dak Ghar

The first Mahila Dak Ghar in Mumbai– a post office entirely operated by women staff was inaugurated today by Ms. P Gopinath, Secretary, Post and Chairperson, Postal Services Board, Government of India, in Mumbai.  
This Post Office is located at New Customs House on the Shaheed Bhagat Singh Road in the busy office area of South Mumbai, in close proximity of the Collectorate, Old Customs House, Asiatic Library and RBI. 

Apr 12, 2013

Supplimentary list of Qualified candidates of LGO Exam held on 16.09.2012

Circle office Hyderabad, vide memo no RE/2-2/SC/ST/Review/LGO/2012 dated 08.04.2013, has communicated the Supplementary list of Qualified candidates of LGO Examination held on 16.09.2012 who have been selected out of the review of SC/ST Candidates for appointment as Postal Assistants/Sorting Assistants.

Click here to view the list of SC Qualified candidates.
Click here to view the list of ST Qualified candidates.

Click on Read more to view the combined list.

Apr 11, 2013

Announcement of D.A due on 01.01.13 - Update

The Union Cabinet is likely to approve 8% hike in the Dearness allowance and Dearness relief to Central Govt Employees and Pensioners Wef 01.01.2013 by next tuesday i.e 16.04.2013.

Promotion to PS Group B on regular basis

Sri. Ram Babu Sharma, Adhoc Asstt. Director (Admn), GPO, New Delhi-110001 has been promoted to PS Group "B" cadre on regular basis and allotted to Delhi Circle. He has been granted promotion notionally with effect from  the date of joining of his immediate junior Sri. Sunil Kumar Sharma to PS Group "B" cadre i.e. wef 31.12.2012 and actual promotion wef the date of his joining in the cadre.
(Postal Directorate memo No. 9-14/2013-SPG dated 08.04.2013)

Apr 10, 2013

Declaration of Holiday on 14th April, 2013 - Birthday of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar

Government has declared closed holiday on 14/4/2013 on account of the birthday of Dr. B. R. Ambedkar, for all Central Government Offices inluding Industrial Establishment throughout India.
Click here to view DOPT O.M. No. 12/4/2013-JCA-2 dated 8th April 2013.

Correction in Clause l70 of Post Office Guide Part-I regarding amount of compensation payable in case of loss/damage of registered articles

Click here to view Postal Directorate Memo No. 28-10/2013-PO dated 21-3-2013 on the above subject matter.

Clarification on expansion of clientele eligible for PLI

Apr 5, 2013

Gazette Notification prescribing Disciplinary Authorities to Postmaster Cadre officials

Click here to view Postal Directorate memo no No.C-32016/10/2006-VP dated 05.04.2013 on the above subject matter.

CAT Case on IP Grade pay -Update

OA No.289/13 has been admitted by the Hon'ble CAT Ernakulam Bench. Four weeks time has been given to the respondents for filing their reply and two weeks for our rejoinder, if any. The case stands posted for 10.06.2013.

Postal department launches service to transfer money via cellphone

ALLAHABAD: Sending and receiving a money order will be easier now than ever as India Post introduces money order facility through mobile phones. Under the Mobile Money Transfer Service (MMTS) minimum amount of Rs. 1,000 and maximum of Rs. 10,000 can be sent in a single transaction, whereas there is no limit to the maximum number of transactions made in a day.

Ad-hoc Appointment/ Promotion - Review of - Reg

Click here to view DOPT OM No. 28036/1/2012-Estt(D) dated 3rd April 2013.

Apr 4, 2013

JTS Group A DPC - An update

It was informed by General Secretary of IP/ASP Association that as per the information received from Directorate, DPC for promotion to the cadre of JTS Group A is finalized Today(04.04.2013).

ADDENDUM to the Revision in Interest Rates of Small Savings Schemes w.e.f 1st April 2013

Click here to view  SB Order No.04/2013

Case for Grade pay upgradation for Inspector Posts filed at CAT Ernakulam Bench

  OA No. 289/13 for Grade pay upgradation for Inspector Posts has been filed at CAT Ernakulam Bench. The case is listed for 05.04.2013 (tomorrow) at Sl. No.1. in the Division  Bench consisting of Hon'ble Dr. K.B.S Rajan (Judicial Member) and Hon'ble Ms. K.Noorjehan (administrative member). In this OA, Sri Vilas Ingale, GS AIAIP & ASP, Sri Niranjan Kumar, ASP BD (Adhoc), RO Calicut and Sri K.Permanand, IP Postal Directorate are the applicants.

Anomaly in quota fixed for Sr. PM & PS Group B Examination

The Department has issued detailed orders vide 4-17/2008-SPB.II dated 2211/2010 creating a separate Postmaster Cadre in Postal Wing. According to this Senior Postmaster in Gazetted cadre was carved out of PS Gr.B/Postmaster Gr. B service, and no. of Posts identified were 116. Consequently, the department also framed Recruitment Rules for Senior Postmaster Class II vide 137-03/2009-SPB.II dated 9/9/2010. 
The anomaly in the posts given to General Line officials for Sr.PM was challenged by IP/ASP Association.  It is learnt from Directorate that there is a proposal under consideration for revision of Recruitment Rules framed on 11/3/1988 and amended in 1994 vide 9-36/92-SPG dated 29/6/1994 in respect of the Postal Superintendent Service Gr. B.  The proposal is said to be under examination in consultation with UPSC to provide for filling up of 97% of vacancies of PS Gr. B from IP line officials, and 3% by promotion of HSG-I officials from General line through Limited Departmental Competitive Examination.

Apr 3, 2013

DPC for promotion to ASP Cadre - An update

It was learnt that Circle Office Hyderabad has called for willingness of the following senior IPs  about their place of choice after getting their promotion to the cadre of ASP. 
From this, It can be presumed that these 23 Inspectors  Posts are going to get their promotion to ASP Cadre on announcement of recently concluded DPC. Selected list along with regional allotments is expected to be announced on joining of new CPMG.

Sl No
Name of the  IPs  with designation
Region in which working
MSK Gupta
C.Sri Nagesh,IP(Tech),CO,HYD
Alok Kumar ,
Ch.Madhavi ,IP, Dy Manager ,BNPL, Hyd Stg
M.Sreenivasu IP TP Gudem
M.Sudha, IP(SP), CO, HYD
K.Ananda Reddy, IP, HYD Stg
SSVAK Kumar IP Nidadavolu
K.Shilpa Ksheerasagar, IP©, Secunderabad
S.Gopala Krishna on Depn at PTC
K.Vidya Sagar-I
P.Vara Prasad
VSL Narasimha Rao IP RO VJA
N. CH.V.Rajesh IP Korukonda
SV Sreenivasa Murthy IP Gudivada
PM Surya narayana
K.Shivaji Ganesh IP Sullurupet
K.Vidya Sagar -II IP Khammam
G.Rama Krishna
P.Venkata Swamy IP Vuyyuru